Massachusetts Employers Required to Provide
"Domestic Violence Leave"

By    August 26, 2014

On August 8, 2014, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law an “Act Relative to Domestic Violence.”

This sweeping new law, which addresses many criminal and civil aspects of domestic violence, requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide up to 15 days of leave in any 12-month period to victims of abusive behavior and their family members.  The new law also requires employers to notify all employees of their rights and responsibilities under this law.  The law is effective immediately and carries stiff penalties for violations.  Check out the link below for a full copy of the client alert that discusses the new law in more detail and provides a checklist of action items for employers.

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